asking for straight pride is like asking for able bodied parking spaces
thats a really good comparison because there are about seventy able bodied parking spaces to one disabled and able bodied people still insist on using the ones that arent theirs
this is seriously a great post
Men who can’t cook, clean, or even do their own laundry are not “cute” and “in need of a woman to care for them”. They are spoiled brats so dependent on gender roles that they never bothered to learn the minimal skills to take care of themselves.
H O W ?!
the amount of time this person put into finding the right glasses and making sure they had the amount of water they needed so they had the right pitch is amazing.
THIS FUCKING FANDOM SEES NO LIMITS
I like how I guessed which fandom before playing it…
Buffy the Vampire Slayer is at the top of the list when it comes to my favourite TV shows. When it first aired in 1997, I was six years old, and by the time I was twelve I had only watched a few episodes with my friend who is an avid fan, but it wasn’t until earlier this year that I actually sat down, took the plunge, and watched all seven seasons. I was instantly hooked, and got through all 154 episodes in a couple of months.
So why does it deserve the top spot on my list?
For starters, the lead character is a strong female. My feminist self very much likes strong female leads, and Buffy is a super tough heroine with a complex life full of friends, family, lovers, school, and of course, slaying vampires and other beasts. Not only is she a heroine; a Slayer, but she also has to deal with normal life and the problems that come with it, which we as the audience can identify with.
Buffy may be the star of the show, but the other characters are just as important as she is, and are explored in as much depth too. I have never seen a show with such incredibly detailed character development. Never have I cared so much for so many characters all at once in one show. Never have I laughed so much, nor cried so many tears over a bunch of fictional people. Buffy’s friends that make up the team that support and help her in her slaying are fully-fleshed out characters with personal lives of their own which we get to be involved with. We even get to know some of the villains so well that we begin to care for them too. While there are new demons, vampires, or hell beasts to defeat pretty much every episode, the focus is more on the group of friends and how they interact and come up with solutions to deal with the threat, and the things that happen between the characters over the course of the episode, rather than the slaying of the enemies themselves. It is more about the changes and developments in their relationships to one another than the villains they must face – although this of course is important too.
In addition to the strong female lead character in this show, the group that makes up her friends and team start out as predominantly female. Movies and TV shows these days include more female lead characters than before, but what is still lacking are other strong female characters to accompany the main character. Generally the strong female lead seems to have no female friends, and the rest of the cast is pretty much male. If there are any other women within the cast, most of them are weak or play insignificant roles. This defeats the object to a certain degree because it gives the impression that the character is a singular strong woman; that she is “like a man”, rather than showing that women as an entire gender are just as strong as men. In Buffy, there are a lot of female characters, and they are all strong, powerful and complex. Within Buffy’s group of friends, only one does not have any special, magical abilities or knowledge on the subject of slaying, and that character is male. It is never made the subject of conversation that he is the only male friend in the group – another thing that I love so much about the show. The women are physically, or magically, stronger than he is, and the reason he is unhappy about this is not because he feels emasculated or weak, but the fact that he feels useless and inadequate. In fact, his character finally shows his strength in one of the later seasons; and that strength is the power of his love for his friends. He saves the world with that love and dedication and the words he uses to express that.
All of the main characters in Buffy are strong in their own way, but they are also flawed and have vulnerabilities. This makes them real. It makes them identifiable. The fact that they make mistakes; that they decide to do the wrong thing; that they fall in love with the wrong people or lie to their family or betray their friends in a moment of impulsiveness, enables the audience to relate to their characters, and love them even more for it. We are so used to characters in movies or TV shows always making the right call in any and all situations, but to see them make the wrong choice is utterly refreshing. “To err is human” said Alexander Pope, and he was right – these characters are really made whole by their errors.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer also addresses very serious, real, adult topics, such as cancer, loss, the death of a parent, rape, torture, murder, and it blurs the line between good and evil. In some cases, the divide between good and evil is black and white, but in others it is not so clear (think Faith and Spike). We get to understand the motives behind extremely wrong actions, and even empathise with a character we never thought we would understand.
Another thing I noticed whilst watching the show is that the women are always shown eating. Both Faith and Buffy talk a great deal about food and being hungry. There’s a lot of celebration of food in the show, and that is wonderful to see. It’s rare that we are shown women devouring doughnuts and pizza in movies or TV shows and so to see it so incredibly frequently in Buffy the Vampire Slayer is awesome. The only bone I have to pick with the show is that the women are all exceptionally thin. It is actually addressed within the show at some points but in the form of body-shaming comments towards thin body types, which isn’t ideal. The only variation on female body type is Tara, who is curvier, but still slim.
Buffy may have started in 1997 and finished in 2003, but it is more feminist than any movie or TV show that I have seen thus far. Unfortunately, that is slightly disheartening as it means that we have not gotten very far in making progress on the subject (in 2011 the statistics showed that only 16% of protagonists in films are female, that between 1937 and 2005 there were only 13 female protagonists in animated movies, and that all of those 13 except 1 had the aspiration of finding romance), but hopefully there will be an increase of directors following Joss Whedon’s lead in the near future.
As for me, I am definitely going to add the Buffy the Vampire Slayer box-set to my Christmas list.
The one at the eating disorder inpatient facility near me eeeeeeee
Genuinely really really want this job please god let me get this job
My only other interview so far is for a baker job at ASDA
My dream job is the former PLEASE GOD LET ME GET THIS JOB
Alternatively if god isn’t feeling so generous I will sell my soul to the devil
WELL DONE BABE THAT’S SO AMAZING!!!!!!! So happy for you :D :D I’m sure you’ll do so well, good luuuuuuck!!!!!! <3 <3
Thank youuuu probs won’t get it but I really really hope I do!